What Breed is My Dog?

I got my dog at four weeks, not knowing that was the wrong age to get a puppy. The owner said he was a Pit/Lab. I got to see his mom, she was only a year old and looked a lot like my puppy (Lab features), but she was not very big with her height.

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I always have people make funny comments that he might be part Beagle or Dachshund.He is now 9 1/2 weeks and weighs 16 lbs, but his legs have not grown he's still short. His paws are huge and he has a long body frame and tends to wobble when he walks. I have heard that Labs tend to have long body frames and Pits wobble when they walk. I just am concerned about his legs because they seem to not be growing. Any input would be nice!

By Cassidy

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November 22, 20130 found this helpful

I've researched pits quite a bit to determine if dog I found was a pit. Your puppy is SO adorable! But he doesn't look to have pit traits to me. Of course, it's possible he has a smidgeon of just about anything, but he looks part lab (that's a good bet, since lab is very common), and he looks part dog that is short (like a beagle).

His paws are round, heavily padded, and large. Long body, shortish legs, biggish head, floppy ears....sounds like beagle and lab. Beagles aren't black, so the black may come from the lab part of him. Those big eyes are lab-like, but also beagle like. I don't know about the wobbly.

In all my reading up on pits and other dogs, I've never read that any are wobbly. Could be just a phase...he's growing too fast for his legs. I would have him checked out by a vet, though, as soon as possible.

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If there's something wrong, it might be a simple fix that will not be fixable later. He also needs to be neutered and have his shots. Labs are really smart, so this little fella should be easy to train to sit, stay, stop, come, fetch (he should love fetching...labs do that naturally). He's adorable!

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November 23, 20130 found this helpful

Well thank you for your reply. I have had him on shots and frequently take him to the vet and they think he's okay and that he should be at a range of 40-50lbs when he gets older. I had reassurance with the seller and apparently his dad was pit/lab so was his mom. I have heard pits can very in sizes and he was also the surviving runt. How long do you think it will take for his growth spurt to hit for his legs? Or even overall body?

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